Zonulin and Leaky Gut

This post is a review of an article that examines the role of zonulin on leaky gut. Leaky gut is a common issue and is seen in those with GI disorders of all kinds and is also a common denominator in countless other disease conditions.  It is called “leaky gut” because the lining of the […]

Dysbiosis- Do you have the Guts? | Get Healthy Now!

Chaos in our guts What is the world is going on?  In the United States, the rates of illness continue to rise.  Regardless of if you’re speaking of cancer, heart disease and diabetes or seemingly less serious conditions like digestive distress, sleep challenges and trouble losing weight, we are in crisis as a nation and […]

Your Amazing Pancreas | Alternative Medicine Kalamazoo MI

What is acute pancreatitis? The suffix “itis” usually refers to an inflammatory condition.  So, by definition, acute pancreatitis is diagnosed when the pancreas becomes suddenly inflamed.  However, in many cases this condition is not really “sudden” but rather something that slowly worsens over time; it’s just not diagnosed until it reaches a certain degree of […]

How to Eat More Food and Get Away with It! | Holistic Health Kalamazoo

Many people eat socially (in the break room/ weddings/ funerals/ business meetings/ family gatherings) or by the clock (for example, eating lunch at noon because it’s “lunch time” even if you’re not hungry) rather than because they are truly physiologically hungry.  For this reason, it’s common to be out of touch with what true hunger […]

Your Brain on Sugar

The COVID-19 pandemic is an interesting frame from which to talk about the effects of sugar on the brain. While a small percentage of the country is likely to use this unprecedented time to really focus on holistic health for oneself (creating balance, spiritual nutrition, learning/growing, health, fitness, meditation, self care, cooking at home, etc.), […]

Healthy Holistic Hacks For Your Extra Time at Home: Holistic Healthcare

It is a GREAT day to be alive!  Beyond the chaos, the world is FULL of opportunity right now like never before.  There’s never been a time where we had more access to empowering information than we do today and more importantly, more time to act on that information.  Seize the moment! I am writing […]

COVID-19 Defense: Coronavirus Facts: Alternative Healthcare

There have been countless predictions about all that’s going on, what the impact will be and how it will impact our future.  The truth is, no one really knows for sure.  But I just wanted to take a moment to share another bout of information and also practical actions that you can take to protect […]

What Is Naturopathy? | Understanding Naturopathic Principles

It seems like the general population often views naturopathy as inferior to traditional or conventional medicine.  Yet, most of those people probably don’t understand the benefits of using naturopathic principles. Mainstream medicine tends to pay a lot of attention to treating the physical symptoms of an illness without really getting to the root cause of […]

You Don’t Have to be Diabetic To Have Blood Sugar Challenges (Part 2)

For the complete story about blood sugar challenges, read part 1 of this blog (this is part 2). But in case you don’t have time, the bottom line is this:  There are many types of sugar, some healing and some most extremely harmful.  They are not all the same.  Many people have sub-clinical issues due […]

You Don’t Have to be Diabetic To Have Blood Sugar Challenges (Part 1)

So many people are suffering ill health effects because of the abundance of sugar— specifically, fructose in the diet.  You don’t have to be diagnosed as diabetic to be in this category.  Too much fructose could be THE REASON THAT YOU CAN’T LOSE WEIGHT! Common symptoms of blood sugar issues (often Pre-Diabetic): Inability to lose […]

Can Your Body Use the Food You Eat?

Why do we even need to talk about digestion? Because if you don’t have good digestion, even the best efforts to eat good food are in vain. Digestion is the physical (teeth) and chemical (enzymes) process of breaking down your food into usable components. Assimilation, which is closely tied but not talked about as much […]